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You can hear the patriotism ring in Trucking Proz driver, Rick Remington’s voice.
“I’m proud to have served and if I could do it again today, I would be back there in a heartbeat.”
Remington has a deep-rooted dedication to the United States, reflected not only in his Air Force service but in the day-to-day services he still provides for our country.
Remington joined the Air Force in 1987 when he was 19 years old and served on active duty until 1990. His decision to join was a family-based one since his father, sister, brother, and brother-in-law also served.
He continued to serve through the Reserves up until 2009 and the impact of his work still hits close to home.
Remington fondly recalled the two weeks they sent his group to Gallup, New Mexico to build modular houses on a Native American reservation. Giving his time to help build homes for families here in our home country was described as one of his proudest moments.
“I’m very proud to be able to give back like that.”
In 2014, Remington transitioned to serving behind the wheel.
“It’s something I had always wanted to do. I had been a supervisor of some sort from the time I got off active duty until 2014 and I was burnt out from it and I wanted a change. I was in the warehouse business and I had talked to drivers and I wanted to do that for years…finally, in 2014 it was the right time.”
Remington happily works for Trucking Proz, where he feels supported as a veteran driver.
“He (Jason Nesbitt, President) makes a point to be thankful for the military and what we’ve done, and he lets you know that.”
Remington will display an all-American rig at the Veterans In Trucking Showcase later this month.
Trucking Proz has chosen Remington to defend its title, as its truck was selected as the People’s Choice winner at the 2022 Mid-America Trucking Show.